Political Capitol

Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford

For Guv, “sorry” sometimes seems to be the hardest word

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Apologies to Elton John. Jennifer Drury, a teacher in New Haven, has attended several of Governor Dannel Malloy’s education reform town halls, including the event I covered tonight at Ansonia High School. Drury continues to criticize the governor for what proved to be an inflammatory comment inserted into his February budget address. Urging the General Assembly to reform […] [Read More]
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Rep. Murphy gets endorsement of CT’s “biggest union”

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It won’t be announced until tomorrow, but I’m told when the State Council of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) at noon announces which candidate the group has chosen for U.S. Senate, Chris Murphy’s their man. Murphy, who currently represents the 5th Congressional District, is vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination with former Secretary of […] [Read More]
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Remember when Stamford’s state Senator lead efforts to abolish death penalty?

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During the course of his career in the state Senate, Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford worked hard in his capacity as a Judiciary Committee chairman to abolish the death penalty. The closest he came was 2009 when the measure passed the General Assembly but was vetoed by then-Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell. McDonald after winning reelection in […] [Read More]
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Hey college students! Guess which U.S. Sen. candidates have college loans?

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U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, the 5th District Democrat, does. Murphy mentioned he and his wife are still paying off their college loans today during a press event in Hartford urging his fellow federal lawmakers to unite to prevent a July 1 hike in Stafford loan interest rates. So I reached out to his two major rivals for the nomination […] [Read More]
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